People in South Holland are being urged to sort out separate their rubbish to help cut down on recycling contamination.
Simple steps such as taking lids off bottles and jars before throwing them out and keep crisp and tablet packets out of the green recycling bags will help improve South Holland District Council’s contamination rate which stands at 13 per cent.
Coun Roger Gambba-Jones, portfolio holder for waste management, said: “Problems happen when items are stuck inside each other such as recently when found a cardboard box stuffed full of yoghurt pots, glass jars and paper.
“If materials are not segregated it makes it more difficult to recycle as the processing machines struggle to identify them.
“We realise this can be fiddly but we hope people understand that it will improve our overall recycling performance.”